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An Oasis in the City

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

A semi-detached house, recently renovated with the highest quality materials, located in an exclusive private area used only by the neighbours with 24H security service. The residential complex was awarded with the FAD Prize (Foment de les Arts Decoratives), for its arquitectural design. Our place is in a pedestrian street that keeps you away from the hustle of the city. An exquisite three storey house with a cosy patio by the entrance and a nice terrace upstairs, both great to enjoy and relax at any day time the peace and quietness of the neighbourhood. A pearl in the city.

Ground floor: Patio by the entrance that leads you to the living room; a modern Italian design kitchen open to the living room; and a bathroom.

First floor: Two bedrooms with queen size beds, one with a japanese style wardrobe and flat TV screen; a walk-in closet with a complex daylight system and a stylish bathroom where you can indulge yourself in a multi-jet Hansgrohe Raindance shower.

Second floor: closet with washing machine and dryer and access to the 35m2 solarium where you can enjoy the views of the skyline by the beach and the privacy, peace and quietness of our place sorrounded by fragrant flowers. In sunny days you can lie down on the deck chairs for sunbathing and refreshing in the outdoor shower.

Additional amenities:

- Complimentary bottle of spanish wine, mineral water and seasonal fruit.

- Safe box

- High speed Internet access (WiFi)

- Cable TV

- Daikin air conditioning

- 42' plasma TV (living room), 28' LCD TV (bedroom)

- DVD player

- Dishwasher

- Hairdryer

- High quality cotton towels and linens provided (Naf-Naf)

- Soap, shampoo and conditioner provided.

- Covered garage in the same building (optional).

More Details

Owner
Lydia
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, german, spanish, Catalan
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 28, 2017

About Lydia

My name is Lydia and I was born in Barcelona. I work as an air traffic controller at Barcelona airport, approach radar controller. I love travelling around the world and I want for my guests to feel like at home despite of being far away from it. I treat people the way I would like to be treated to make them enjoy as much as I can this incredible city where I am from and that I love so much, my dear Barcelona...

I will give you some advice about Highlights, places not to be missed, restaurants and concerts, do ask me as many questions as you might have. It is my pleasure being able to help you.

I am sure you will enjoy your stay with us.

Lydia purchased this house in 1998

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed in a rare gem in Barcelona. Off the street in a pedestrian walkway. Quiet, peaceful, safe. This apartment is a dream and a haven of perfection. Lydia is obviously a special genuine true soul who cares and goes beyond anything to help. The design, quality and all the special details obviously reflect and mirror image the wonderfulness of our hosts. Merci mille fois…one thousands thank yous!
Feb 2013
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Amenities

La Vila Olímpica del Poblenou House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2) High quality Aloe Vera mattresses, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Italian design
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(92 traveler reviews)

An Oasis in the City
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 93 reviews
Novato, CA, USA
5

Clean, modern with all you could need.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great (albeit hot) stay at this wonderful, well located apartment. Lydia was the consumate host and provided a great range of starter groceries which lasted most of our stay! Great restaurant recommendations and things to do.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Philadelphia PA/Sarlat France
5

A fantastic apartment in a delightful corner of Barcelona

  • 5 of 5

An absolutely idyllic stay, Lydia is the most charming and thoughtful hostess, the apartment itself is perfection, equipped with everything, and just steps from the beach. Cafes, bakeries, grocery stores and restaurants are also conveniently nearby. The rooftop terrace is a highlight, we treasured every moment we had there basking in the sunshine, or admiring the starry skies and lights of Barcelona, at night. This was our second stay here, and we plan to return again as soon as we can!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely lovely😍?

  • 5 of 5

Lydia welcomed us with open arms and food in the fridge and a beautiful VRBO!! Everything you need from a beautifully decorated condo and a quiet neighborhood. Close to the beach, restaurants and the old part of Barcelona. I highly recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Quiet, updated, convenient, with lovely owner

  • 5 of 5

Plenty of storage, good internet, walk to beach and groceries. Nice upstairs bathroom and very comfortable beds. Pretty much has it all. Great electric shades upstairs really kept the room dark, for sleeping in!

I picked this area because I kept hearing Barcelona can be quite noisy at night. The helpful owner called me, in the U.S., to answer questions and explain things. I also wanted a place where we did not have to walk up several flights, to enter the home, carrying suitcases. It was the right decision. The terraces were a bonus. It's a very pretty home, nicely furnished, and all in perfect condition.

We could walk to a Metro station, for the old town, Cathedral, Picasso Museum, and Gaudi walking tours. We also walked to the 92 bus, to get to Guell Parc, my favorite activity. We went Saturday night to see the Sardona, the Catalan public dance, held near the cathedral, in good weather. We took the regional train to see Girona, and hired a driver to show us Monserrat---both offered very beautiful views.

This kitchen is very well equiped, and we did cook several times, during our 9-day stay. There is also a good Syrian restaraunt in the nearby plaza, enroute to the beach. Bakery nearby, too, for croissants and bread each morning.

The only downside would be I don't think the stairs would be easily/safely managed by children or elderly.

Thanks, Lydia. You created a wonderful home base for our travels in Barcelona and the surrounding area.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Naperville, IL
5

Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

Everything is exactly as advertised and more. Lydia could not have been nicer and the apartmanrt was perfect. When we return we will definitely stay here. Awesome.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place in Barcelona

  • 5 of 5

Lydia was an excellent host. We were located close to the metro. The apartment was very clean and well stocked. It's a short walk to the beach. We would certainly stay there again!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Map

The Olympic village of Barcelona is built on the sea front by the Port Olympic Marina. The two towers with a height of 153.5m dominate the Barcelona skyline, a nice view from our house. There are numerous sculptures along the sea front and a wide variety of restaurants, bars and 'chiringuitos' to enjoy the Mediterranean cuisine.

Another must-see is the Torre de las Aigues (1905); The Fish by the sea, designed by Frank Gehry, a huge copper-coloured steel structure that glimmers in the sunlight; the Plaza de Toros Monumental (1914) with its strongly influenced by Mudéjar and Byzantine architecture facade; the elegant Parc de la Ciutadella (1888) and its Monumental Cascade partially designed by Gaudí; and the Barceloneta, the old fisherman's area where you can feel the Mediterranean atmosphere you would expect to find in a fishing community, are some year round tourist attractions that you will not want to miss. And all of them within walking distance.

The Sagrada Familia by Gaudí (1882) is 1,5 miles, 11 min. by bus (10).

Take the subway (Ciutadella / Vila Olímpica L4) and in a quick ride of two stops you get to The Cathedral (13th-15th centuries), the astonishing Gothic Quarter where you walk back in History to the 10th century; and the Picasso Museum. One more stop and you will be by the well-known Plaza Cataluña and Las Ramblas.

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Rates & Availability

La Vila Olímpica del Poblenou House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$305
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $54 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
$218
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $33 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
Dec 24 2017 - Jan 7 2018
4 night minimum stay
$305
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $54 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$251
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $108.95

All our rates are based on a max of 4 guests. There is a charge of 30€ per extra guest.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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